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Relationships are at the heart of early intervention

Relationships have the power to change lives. We know trust and empathy are the key to success for early interventions. There is now a strong case that public services must change to be more ‘relationship enabling’ – so what does that look like? 

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Pick your paintbrush: why what you measure matters

Governments, businesses, social enterprises all look for the right metrics or data to be able to help them make decisions and shape their policies. But, what if the data collected doesn’t paint a complete picture? Continue reading Pick your paintbrush: why what you measure matters

Capabilities: what they are and why they matter

The wealth of a nation is its people. Or put another way, in the words of the philosopher and capability guru Martha Nussbaum: “It is people who matter”.

It seems so obvious, doesn’t it, but so little public policy is actually about people: what they are able to be and do (as opposed to have) and what real opportunities are available to them. Continue reading Capabilities: what they are and why they matter